LIMERICK/ CLARE trio whenyoung played over 100 shows in 2018 in the build up to their first major record release. The London based band played to a full house in Dolan’s in November celebrating a year that has seen their star rise and rise.
The trio recorded a polished set for RTE’s Other Voices in Dingle in December. They’ve also supported the likes of Dream Wife, The Vaccines and Blossoms.
Following from critically acclaimed debut EP, ‘Given Up’, whenyoung are back with a new single, ‘Never Let Go’, now released through Virgin EMI.
‘Never Let Go’ sees the band expanding their sound. Produced by Al O’Connell (The Big Pink, Superfood), the slow burner features layers of chiming guitar under Aoife’s evocative lyrics.
“It’s a song about mental health and hope,” she explains. “It’s a message to let people know that you can share your pain with others. It’s a reminder that someone is always there for you even in the darkest times. There is always a reason to not let go.”
With a debut album recorded and ready, 2019 is set to be whenyoung’s year.
whenyoung are Aoife Power (vocals/ bass), Niall Burns (guitar), Andrew Flood (drums).
Their story started right here in Limerick … the three teenagers met for the first time in Costello’s Tavern: the only bar in town that floated with their musical tastes.
After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music together and moved to Dublin to seek some big city excitement.
Developing their sound, still with a DIY approach, the band moved to London in 2017. A refinement of their sound and approach led to a name change from Sisters to become whenyoung.